Tech Toys for AllSave on tech gifts for everyone on your list.Shop now ›

Hoodlum [Blu-ray] [1997]

  • SKU: 31305192
  • Release Date: 07/19/2016
  • Rating: R
  • 4.8 (8)
Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.

Here's how:
  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
  • On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

$19.99
Other Formats:
Cardholder Offers

Customers Also Purchased

Hoodlum [Blu-ray]  (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV)  1997 - Larger Front
Item you are currently viewing
$19.99
and
See details
$9.99
Price for both items
$29.98

Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.8
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Synopsis

Hoodlum
The white-run Mafia and the black-run numbers game meet head on with explosive impact in this period crime thriller. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) is an African-American ex-con who, after a stay in prison, returns to Harlem at the height of its renaissance before World War II. Looking for work, Bumpy becomes a lieutenant for Stephanie St. Clair (Cicely Tyson), the queen of Harlem's numbers racket. Bumpy's old friend Illinois Gordon (Chi McBride) gently expresses his concern about Bumpy's life of crime, and social worker Francine Hughes (Vanessa L. Williams), who is attracted to Bumpy (and vice versa), suggests he should be doing something more positive with his life. But Bumpy contends that the numbers game is the only business in the community that blacks are able to control themselves. The numbers game is very profitable -- enough so that mob boss "Lucky" Luciano (Andy Garcia) wants in on the action. He assigns one of his key men, "Dutch" Schultz (Tim Roth), to try to strike a deal with Stephanie, but negotiation isn't Dutch's strong suit -- he finds that murder is a far more effective tactic in taking control of a business, and Dutch is not the sort of person who's bothered by violence. Hoodlum was director Bill Duke's second film set in the milieu of the Gangster days of the 1920s and 1930s, after his breakthrough picture A Rage in Harlem. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Laurence Fishburne
    Laurence Fishburne - Ellsworth (Bumpy) Johnson
  • Tim Roth
    Tim Roth - Dutch Schultz
  • Vanessa Williams
    Vanessa Williams - Francine Hughes
  • Andy Garcia
    Andy Garcia - Lucky Luciano
  • Cicely Tyson
    Cicely Tyson - (Queen) Stephanie St. Clair

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 (8 Reviews)
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.